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The lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel

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"It's 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldn't ask for more out of life-her husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library, allowing their family to live in an apartment within the grand building, and they are blessed with two children. But headstrong, passionate Laura wants more, and when she takes a leap of faith and applies to the Columbia Journalism School, her world is cracked wide open. As her studies take her all over the city, she finds herself drawn to Greenwich Village's newbohemia, where she discovers the Heterodoxy Club-a radical, all-female group in which women are encouraged to loudly share their opinions on suffrage, birth control, and women's rights. Soon, Laura finds herself questioning her traditional role as wife and mother. But when valuable books are stolen back at the library, threatening the home and institution she loves, she's forced to confront her shifting priorities head on . . . and may just lose everything in the process. Eighty years later, in 1993, Sadie Donovan struggles with the legacy of her grandmother, the famous essayist Laura Lyons, especially after she's wrangled her dream job as a curator at the New York Public Library. But the job quickly becomes a nightmare when rare manuscripts, notes, and books for the exhibit Sadie's running begin disappearing from the library's famous Berg Collection. Determined to save both the exhibit and her career, the typically risk-adverse Sadie teams up with a private security expert to uncover the culprit. However, things unexpectedly become personal when the investigation leads Sadie to some unwelcome truths about her own family heritage-truths that shed new light on the biggest tragedy in the library's history"--

Available copies

  • 9 of 60 copies available at Westchester Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 0 copies available at Purchase Free Library.

Current holds

14 current holds with 60 total copies.
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LDR 02832nam a22003138i 4500
0015145162
003WEST
00520191213074709.0
008191213s2020 nyu 000 1 eng
010 . ‡a 2019057269
020 . ‡a9781524744618 (HRD) ‡c27.00
020 . ‡a1524744611 (HRD) ‡c27.00 ‡q(hardcover)
035 . ‡a(DLC)BK0026049606
040 . ‡aDLC ‡beng ‡erda ‡cDLC ‡dUtOrBLW
05000. ‡aPS3604.A95695 ‡bL56 2020
08200. ‡a813/.6 ‡223
1001 . ‡aDavis, Fiona, ‡d1966- ‡eauthor. ‡0n 2016001874 ‡0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2016001874
24514. ‡aThe lions of Fifth Avenue : ‡ba novel / ‡cFiona Davis.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bDutton, ‡c[2020]
300 . ‡apages cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
520 . ‡a"It's 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldn't ask for more out of life-her husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library, allowing their family to live in an apartment within the grand building, and they are blessed with two children. But headstrong, passionate Laura wants more, and when she takes a leap of faith and applies to the Columbia Journalism School, her world is cracked wide open. As her studies take her all over the city, she finds herself drawn to Greenwich Village's newbohemia, where she discovers the Heterodoxy Club-a radical, all-female group in which women are encouraged to loudly share their opinions on suffrage, birth control, and women's rights. Soon, Laura finds herself questioning her traditional role as wife and mother. But when valuable books are stolen back at the library, threatening the home and institution she loves, she's forced to confront her shifting priorities head on . . . and may just lose everything in the process. Eighty years later, in 1993, Sadie Donovan struggles with the legacy of her grandmother, the famous essayist Laura Lyons, especially after she's wrangled her dream job as a curator at the New York Public Library. But the job quickly becomes a nightmare when rare manuscripts, notes, and books for the exhibit Sadie's running begin disappearing from the library's famous Berg Collection. Determined to save both the exhibit and her career, the typically risk-adverse Sadie teams up with a private security expert to uncover the culprit. However, things unexpectedly become personal when the investigation leads Sadie to some unwelcome truths about her own family heritage-truths that shed new light on the biggest tragedy in the library's history"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
77608. ‡iOnline version:
77608. ‡aDavis, Fiona, 1966- ‡tThe lions of Fifth Avenue. ‡bFirst edition ‡dNew York : Dutton, [2020] ‡z9781524744625 ‡w(DLC) 2019057270
905 . ‡udouglas.wray
901 . ‡a5145162 ‡b ‡c5145162 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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